News: Government

Queensland Government commits $25 million for 10,000-seat stadium at Rockhampton’s home of rugby league

The Queensland Government has today committed $25 million towards delivering a 10,000-seat stadium at Rockhampton’s traditional home of rugby league, Browne Park. The announcement…

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Sep 24, 2020 Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


Ecotourism Australia implores governments for ongoing support of natural attractions and ecotourism experiences

In an open letter to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers, Ecotourism Australia has highlighted that…

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Sep 24, 2020 Attractions / Environment / Government / Tourism / Wellness /


Malaysian theme parks call for removal of entertainment tax

Malaysia’s theme park operators, seen as being among one of the country’s industry sectors most adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, are appealing for the abolition of…

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Sep 24, 2020 Attractions / Finance / Government / Retail / Tourism /


Queensland Government to allow border opening to northern NSW

The Queensland Government has announced that areas of northern NSW are to be part of a ‘border bubble’ to allow freer travel. With Queensland having recorded no new cases of…

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Sep 22, 2020 Government / Safety / Tourism /


Auckland’s Rainbow’s End among tourism businesses to benefit from New Zealand Government grant

Auckland’s Rainbow’s End theme park is to receive $500,000 in backing as one of 130 businesses that will receive stimulus funding from the New Zealand Government. Designed to…

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Sep 22, 2020 Attractions / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Fitness Australia’s Barrie Elvish to meet with Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer to urge gym reopening

With the Victorian Government having insisted that gyms stay closed under the state’s Coronavirus lockdown measures, and Fitness Australia and the new VIC Active group advocating for…

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Sep 21, 2020 Fitness / Government / Legal / Safety / Wellness /


Live music venues to benefit industry from $13 million Victorian Government support package

The Victorian Government has today announced a $13 million package to help the state's live music industry reopen with COVIDSafe plans in place once Coronavirus restrictions ease.…

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Sep 20, 2020 Arts / Environment / Finance / Government / Venues /


Operator questions Fitness Australia’s 26th October reopening claim for Victorian gyms

While lobbying extensively for gyms in Victoria to be allowed to reopen as part of the state’s Coronavirus lockdown easing, Fitness Australia’s advice of 10th September that…

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Sep 18, 2020 Fitness / Government / Legal / Safety /


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